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From John Quincy Adams to William Stephens Smith, 10 May 1803

With a list of debts due to the House of Bird, Savage and Bird, in New-York.

Boston 10. May. 1803.

Dear Sir.

The above is a list of debts, stated by the House of Bird, Savage and Bird, as due to them in New-York—If you can find among them enough to attach on a demand of mine for <fifteen> sixteen thousand dollars, I will thank you to have it done—If you can from your knowledge of the persons, let me know, what proportion of them promises to be good for any thing, I shall be grateful for the favour.

Truly your’s.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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